According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Arctic basin ports in February 2021 decreased by 6.2% year-on-year. Cabotage, which accounts for the major share of the total, declined by 4.8%. Export dropped by 42.9%. Import was non-existent in February.
The share of the Arctic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in February 2021 amounted to 2.9%.
Laden container throughput in the Arctic decreased by 0.4% year-on-year. Reefer containers accounted for 3.3% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 96.7%. Cabotage made 99.8% of all the laden containers, and exports 0.2%.
Empty container traffic declined by 15.3%.
The port of Dudinka accounted for 53.3% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in February. Murmansk handled 29.8% of the total, and Arkhangelsk 16.5%.